A Perfect Cover-Great Reinterpretations of Songs

Posted on Saturday, January 4, 2014 by fillups

Scene from the film High Fidelity When I love a song, it can be a disorienting experience to hear a different version of it. However, when a song is covered or reinterpreted well, it can make me hear and think about it in a whole different way. That happened to me recently when I bumped into Mayer Hawthorne's cover of Lorde's "Royals." The rough edges of the song are smoothed and . . . more »

A Perfect Cover-Great Reinterpretations of Songs

Posted on Saturday, January 4, 2014 by fillups

Scene from the film High Fidelity When I love a song, it can be a disorienting experience to hear a different version of it. However, when a song is covered or reinterpreted well, it can make me hear and think about it in a whole different way. That happened to me recently when I bumped into Mayer Hawthorne's cover of Lorde's "Royals." The rough edges of the song are smoothed and . . . more »

Remembering Joan Fontaine

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by fillups

Remembering Joan Fontaine October 22nd, 1917 - December 15th 2013 Joan Fontaine died peacefully at her home in Carmel, California at the age of 96. She won the Academy Award for Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion. Fontaine's sister, Olivia de Havilland was nominated and lost to Fontaine that evening which started stories of a vicious rivalry between the sisters when Fontaine turned away de Havilland's congratulations. The . . . more »

Remembering Joan Fontaine

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by fillups

Remembering Joan Fontaine October 22nd, 1917 - December 15th 2013 Joan Fontaine died peacefully at her home in Carmel, California at the age of 96. She won the Academy Award for Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion. Fontaine's sister, Olivia de Havilland was nominated and lost to Fontaine that evening which started stories of a vicious rivalry between the sisters when Fontaine turned away de Havilland's congratulations. The . . . more »

The Timeless Horror of Carrie

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by fillups

Three Actresses who played Carrie White in the movies What do Sissy Spacek, Angela Bettis and Chloë Grace Moretz all have in common? They have all played a version of Stephen King's Carrie White, the much abused teenager who takes out her misery lethally and psychically on her fellow classmates. If I include the misbegotten sequel, The Rage: Carrie 2 (about Carrie's unknown half sister, on her father's side!!), I can see a total . . . more »

The Timeless Horror of Carrie

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by fillups

Three Actresses who played Carrie White in the movies What do Sissy Spacek, Angela Bettis and Chloë Grace Moretz all have in common? They have all played a version of Stephen King's Carrie White, the much abused teenager who takes out her misery lethally and psychically on her fellow classmates. If I include the misbegotten sequel, The Rage: Carrie 2 (about Carrie's unknown half sister, on her father's side!!), I can see a total . . . more »

The Awesome Gravity of Alfonso Cuarón

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 by fillups

Scene from the film Gravity Sorry for the pun, but audiences are really falling for director Alfonso Cuarón's movie Gravity . This is great news because not only is Gravity a terrific movie experience but it means that an exceptional director is getting some deserved mainstream attention. Cuarón started out directing television in his hometown of Mexico City. While his best known films are large budget science fiction and fantasy . . . more »

The Awesome Gravity of Alfonso Cuarón

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 by fillups

Scene from the film Gravity Sorry for the pun, but audiences are really falling for director Alfonso Cuarón's movie Gravity . This is great news because not only is Gravity a terrific movie experience but it means that an exceptional director is getting some deserved mainstream attention. Cuarón started out directing television in his hometown of Mexico City. While his best known films are large budget science fiction and fantasy . . . more »

Watch Out For Sally Hawkins

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 by fillups

Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine Cate Blanchett has been justifiably drawing raves and Oscar buzz for her stunning performance in Woody Allen's film Blue Jasmine. However, there is one other Oscar worthy performance from an actress who might be less familiar to most people. English actress, Sally Hawkins turns in a natural and winning performance as Jasmine's sister Ginger, whose natural warmth and generosity contrast with Jasmine's upper class affectations. . . . more »

Watch Out For Sally Hawkins

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 by fillups

Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine Cate Blanchett has been justifiably drawing raves and Oscar buzz for her stunning performance in Woody Allen's film Blue Jasmine. However, there is one other Oscar worthy performance from an actress who might be less familiar to most people. English actress, Sally Hawkins turns in a natural and winning performance as Jasmine's sister Ginger, whose natural warmth and generosity contrast with Jasmine's upper class affectations. . . . more »

Remembering Elmore Leonard

Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 by fillups

Author Elmore Leonard Crime and Western novelist Elmore Leonard passed away on August 19 2013. Leonard was an incredibly prolific writer and acknowledged as a master of the lean, mean crime novel by his many, many fans as well as other writers. Despite his tremendous achievements as a writer, the movie fan in me has to talk about the tremendous legacy he left behind in film. His knack . . . more »

Remembering Elmore Leonard

Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 by fillups

Author Elmore Leonard Crime and Western novelist Elmore Leonard passed away on August 19 2013. Leonard was an incredibly prolific writer and acknowledged as a master of the lean, mean crime novel by his many, many fans as well as other writers. Despite his tremendous achievements as a writer, the movie fan in me has to talk about the tremendous legacy he left behind in film. His knack . . . more »

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